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Winter 2010


IN THIS ISSUE:

Three Artadia Awardees Featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial

Applications for Artadia Awards 2010 Houston Close March 1

Artadia Receives Warhol Foundation Grant for New Publications and Exhibitions Program

Upcoming Special Donor Events

...and Artadia welcomes five new board members!


NEW YORK

THREE ARTADIA ARTISTS INCLUDED IN THE 2010 WHITNEY BIENNIAL

We are thrilled that three Artadia Artists will be part of the 2010 Whitney Biennial, curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari. The selected artists showcase Artadia's long-time commitment to the visual arts in its program city Chicago: Julia Fish won an Individual Artist Award from Artadia's partner organization, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in 2006; Theaster Gates is our most recent Chicago Artadia Awardee (2008) and Scott Short was among the inaugural Chicago Artadia Awardees seven years prior in 2001.

To learn more about these artists, visit our Artist Files online!

The 2010 Whitney Biennial opens to the public Februrary 25.

 

HOUSTON

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MARCH 1 FOR ARTADIA AWARDS 2010 HOUSTON!

Last chance for visual artists living and working in Houston, Harris County to apply for the Artadia Awards 2010 Houston and have their work seen by a jury of nationally prominent curators and arts professionals. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.

For eligibility requirements and to access the web-based application, please click here.

Visionary support for Artadia in Houston is provided by the Houston Endowment, Inc. and numerous generous individuals.

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EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

ARTADIA RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Major support for Artadia has been committed for 2010 and 2011 by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to develop a new biennial publications program and a ground-breaking exhibition series that will highlight the most recent Artadia Awardees from all awards cities. The biennial publication will give readers a unique insight into the present-day breadth of artistic practice and perspectives in the visual arts throughout the US. We are honored that Franklin Sirmans, the recently appointed chief curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is serving as guest editor for the inaugural publication, forthcoming in late spring, 2010.

In addition, beginning this summer, Artadia will co-host exhibitions of Awardees’ work outside of their local region at distinguished institutions in Artadia partner cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco.

By creating stronger bonds between our partner cities, and providing crucial visibility for artists outside of their region, the new programs will create exciting opportunities for dialogue, public discourse, and exposure for Artadia Awardees, and further highlight the vibrant creative culture of these great cities.

 

SPECIAL DONOR PROGRAM

BECOME A MEMBER OF ARTADIA AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE EXCLUSIVE MEMBER PROGRAMS

Exclusive Whitney Biennial Walkthrough, Feb. 26
Join co-curator Francesco Bonami for a private tour of the 2010 Whitney Biennial that includes works by Artadia Awardees Julia Fish, Theaster Gates, and Scott Short.

Annual Artadia Armory Party, March 4
Don't miss our annual art fair celebration which will include an exclusive Lantern Slide Performance by 2010 Whitney Biennial artist Theaster Gates (Chicago 2008).

New York Curatorial Roundtable, March 17
Join us at this private event for cocktails and intimate conversation with the first-round jurors for the 2010 Houston Awards cycle.

Art Chicago VIP Studio Visits April 30 & May 1
Artadia is again partnering with Art Chicago's VIP services and offering exclusive studio visits with Artadia Awardees Judy Ledgerwood (Chicago 2004) and Robert Pruitt (Houston 2004) during the Chicago fairs.

 

To become a supporter of Artadia and to learn more about these exclusive member programs, write to Executive Director Lila Kanner at lilakanner@artadia.org, or call 212-727-2233 to join today.

Visit us on Facebook to see pictures from all our past donor events!

 

BOARD NEWS

ARTADIA IS HAPPY TO WELCOME FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO ITS FAMILY

Artadia Founder and President Christopher Vroom is delighted that five long-time Artadia friends from around the country, who share Artadia's dedication to supporting the core of creative culture—the living artist—have increased their involvement by joining the Artadia Board of Directors. Cecily Horton (Houston), Stephanie Ingrassia (Brooklyn), Ann Jones (San Francisco), Laura Roberson Fisch (New York), and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson (Aspen) will lend vital support and expertise to Artadia's expanding programming.

To learn how you can join the Artadia family and become an active participant in our programs write to Executive Director Lila Kanner at lilakanner@artadia.org.

 

AWARDEE NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ARTADIA AWARDEES

Ambreen Butt (Boston 2009) was selected for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship.

Mequitta Ahuja (Houston 2008) and Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco 1999) are both 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipients.

Dawolu Jabari Anderson (Houston 2008) and Joe Zane (Boston 2009) were awarded grants by The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

Amie Siegel (Boston 2009) and Steve Tourlentes (Boston 2007) were selected as finalists for the 2010 Foster Prize of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Phyllis Bramson (Chicago 2004) was honored with the Anonymous Is A Woman Award.

Gerry Bergstein's (Boston 2007) Danforth Museum retrospective won a New England Art Award in the category People's Choice for Career Survey.

Richard T. Walker (San Francisco 2009) and Allison Smith (San Francisco 2009) were selected as artists-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Theaster Gates (Chicago 2008) received a Joyce Award to realize his upcoming Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition.

 

OTHER ARTADIA NEWS

Browse over 1,000 images of Artadia Awardees on our Artist Files

Check out pictures from last month's studio visits to the Studio Museum Harlem, Artadia's National Council Trip to Houston, studio visits with the San Francisco finalists, and many more events on Artadia's Facebook page.

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ON THE HORIZON

Stay tuned for our New York Art Fair Guide, which we will be sending out via email in two weeks. To make sure you receive a guide, write to us at info@artadia.org

The Exhibition of the Artadia Awardees 2009 Boston at the Boston Center for the Arts' Mills Gallery, curated by José Luis Blondet, will open March 26.

 

Artadia is thankful for the support of our National Media Sponsor:

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Captions:

Title banner: Studio Visit with Mequitta Ahuja at Studio Museum Harlem, January, 2010; Theaster Gates, African Pot, 2010, courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery; Delilah Montoya, Christy’s Fury, 2006, pieziography on Hahnemuhle, 35 x 27.5 inches, courtesy of Photographs Do Not Bend.

Right column (from top to bottom): Gerry Bergstein, It's My Party, 2008, photo assemblage, 38x44x12 inches, courtesy the artist and NAGA Gallery; Kim Piotrowski, The Taker, 2009, mixed media on synthetic paper, 40x26 inches, courtesy the artist; Michael Jones McKean, she hangs above to spit and sing, 2010, wood, paint, gold leaf, aluminum, paper, shell, magazine cutout, courtesy the artist and Horton Gallery; Guy Overfelt, Untitled (1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans AM), 1999-2009, inflatable nylon and electric blower; Allison Smith, Untitled, from Needle Work, 2009, inkjet print on exhibition paper, 22x16 inches, courtesy of the artist; Dianna Frid, Starwheel Launchpad (detail), 2008, tape, cloth, plastic, foil, adhesives, thread, ink, cardboard, metal, and plaster, variable dimensions, large circle is 144 inches in diameter, courtesy the artist and Dan Devening Projects.

EXHIBITION LISTINGS

(A selection. For a complete list check here.)

BOSTON

sills

Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Gerry Bergstein Boston 2007
Effort at Speech (solo show)
November 18, 2009-March 14, 2010
Read a review of the show here.

CHICAGO

piotrowski

65 Grand, Chicago, IL
Kim Piotrowski Chicago 2008
Crowns (solo show)
January 8-February 13, 2010

Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Temporary Services Chicago 2006
Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics (solo show)
January 26-March 6, 2010

HOUSTON

DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Kota Ezawa San Francisco 2005
Trevor Paglen San Francisco 2007
The New Normal (group show)
January 15-February 20, 2010

Inman Gallery Annex, Houston, TX
Katrina Moorhead Houston 2008
Demetrius Oliver
Houston 2006
Brent Steen
Houston 2003
Cantilever (group show)
January 15-March 6, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Oakland Museum of California at City Center
Guy Overfelt San Francisco 2001
Freebird (solo show)
January 21-April 30, 2010

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
John Bankston San Francisco 2001
New Work (solo show)
January 14-February 27, 2010

NEW YORK

Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Jones McKean Houston 2006
rights and dust (solo show)
January 15-February 20, 2010

Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Demetrius Oliver Houston 2006
Karyn Olivier Houston 2004
30 Seconds off an Inch (group show)
November 12, 2009-March 14, 2010

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City
Stephanie Syjuco San Francisco 1999
Hank Willis Thomas San Francisco 2007
1969 (group show)
Melanie Schiff Chicago 2006
Between Spaces (group show)
October 25, 2009-April 10, 2010

ELSEWHERE DOMESTIC

Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Allison Smith San Francisco 2009
Needle Work (solo show)
February 5-April 19, 2010

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
Robyn O'Neil Houston 2003
The World has won. A final bow was taken. (solo show)
February 26-May 23, 2010

INTERNATIONAL

Neues Kunstforum Cologne, Germany
Dianna Frid Chicago 2004
objects and images (solo show)
March 25-May 2, 2010

 

About Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue

Artadia’s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards and a national network of support. Artadia was founded as The ArtCouncil in 1997 by investment banker and art collector Christopher E. Vroom. The first awards were given in San Francisco, where Vroom was living at the time. Chicago was added as a program city in 2001. In 2003, Artadia added Houston to its roster, Boston in 2007, and Atlanta this year. Once Artadia commits to a community, it returns every other year to run its awards programs and, on the off years, it co-sponsors a public program with a local institution. Started as an individual’s vision, Artadia’s base of support now includes private foundations, a national Board of Directors, a National Council, and members who are active in supporting the core of creative culture: the individual artist.

Artadia Awards are determined through a rigorous jury process that employs nationally prominent curators, artists, and critics. Artadia partners with local foundations and individuals in the host cities to raise funds that go directly to artists in that community. Artadia matches those contributions by providing the funds that administer the program. Once an artist receives an Artadia Award, he or she becomes part of a national network of support forever.

This year Artadia launched a New York Artist Residency program, which brings Artadia Awardees from each of its program cities to New York for a three-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn. This groundbreaking addition to Artadia’s commitment to individual artists is the first of its kind in New York City for US-based visual artists and is supported by the National Endowment for Arts.

Artadia also presents events in New York and Miami, which are intended to not only demonstrate the tremendous creativity in partner communities, but also facilitate exchange and dialogue nationwide.

Support artists directly by becoming a member now!

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